The Orthodox Christian Coalition for
Healthy Youth is an Initiative of the Department of Youth and Parish Ministries of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese.This unique alliance establishes, trains and leads
substance abuse prevention and intervention
coalitions across America. The Healthy Youth
Initiative provides communities with resources
to heighten awareness of mental health issues,
peer pressure, bullying, sexual abstinence
outside of marriage and respect for the sanctity
of the human body.
Many commonly known depressants are Alcohol, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, and Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHC). Depressants are substances that inhibit the normal function of the central nervous system. Depressants are often abused and addictive. These drugs slow down the central nervous system, increasing the symptoms and likelihood of drowsiness, inhibition, coma, and sometimes death. Depressants are endogenous compounds that act as sedatives and slow down normal brain function.